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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 11 August 2003
Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.

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Bobby Roth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Gedrick ... Andrew Luster
Marla Sokoloff ... Connie
Lisa Edelstein ... Maeve Fox
Sarah Carter ... Sarah
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Teri
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Fred
Tom Butler ... Roger Diamond
Shane Meier ... Daniel
Robert Wisden ... Sam
Samantha Ferris ... Det. Katherine Cooke
Kevin McNulty ... Judge Riley
Kavan Smith ... Anthony Wold
Jody Thompson ... Amy
Rebecca Toolan ... Mrs. Luster
Kerry Sandomirsky ... Dr. Dyer
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On 14 July 2000, in Ventura County, California, the young Connie is raped by the Max Factor heir Andrew Luster after ingesting a drug called Liquid X in a glass of water offered by him in a night-club. With the support of her father, she reluctantly decides to go to the police and tells her snapshots of the occurrence. Connie and the police collects evidence to send Andrew to the jury and during the investigation, two other victims of Andrew, Sarah and Teri, are found and join the accusation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2003 (USA) See more »

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A Date with Darkness See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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He Tough His Wealthy Made Him Above the Laws
7 September 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

On 14 July 2000, in Ventura County, California, the young Connie (Marla Sokoloff) is raped by the Max Factor heir Andrew Luster (Jason Gedrick) after ingesting a drug called Liquid X in a glass of water offered by him in a night-club. With the support of her father, she reluctantly decides to go to the police and tells her snapshots of the occurrence. Connie and the police collects evidences to send Andrew to the jury and during the investigation, two other victims of Andrew, Sarah (Sarah Carter) and Teri (Stefanie von Pfetten), are found and join the accusation. After almost three years, Andrew is sentenced to 124 years in prison for his 86 counts, but he escapes to Mexico, where he is finally arrested by the Mexican authorities and deported to USA on 24 June 2003.

"A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster" is a great TV movie based on a true story. I liked the way the story is disclosed and the performance of the cast, specially the cynical face of Jason Gedrick, who is perfect in the role of a manipulative sociopath. Although being a made-for-TV movie, this movie has a good screenplay, direction and acting. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Líquido X" ("Liquid X")


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